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Sunday, December 10, 2023

White House propaganda shades truth on slow job recovery


White House propagandists hit the talk show circuit Sunday to claim success in reversing the longest recession since the Great Recession but the glowing claims downplayed the economic reality of a slow recovery that will do little to help the millions of Americans who remain unemployed and have little hope of finding jobs in the near or distant future.

The Obama administration claims of adding 162,000 new jobs in March downplays the fact that most of those jobs are temporary census workers who will soon be out of work again when the national count is complete.

Most of the 8.4 million jobs that vanished during the recession are gone forever and unemployment remains at 9.7 percent, even with the jobs temporarily created by the census.

So Obama’s mouthpieces spent Sunday falling back on their tired, old theme of blaming everything on previous President George W. Bush.

“We’ve got a long way to go,” said National Economic Council director Larry Summers, adding the talking points tagline: “We’ve inherited a terrible situation.”

Summers, along with Christina Romer, head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, continued to claim success with Obama’s incentive programs that have spent a lot of money but produced few jobs.

Instead, the promoted more expensive reforms with the promises that, this time, they will work.

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10 thoughts on “White House propaganda shades truth on slow job recovery”

    • “. . . adjusted for SGS-estimated long-term discouraged workers . . .”

      You have a very skewed idea of what is data. Data are facts, not arbitrary estimates by a biased commenter. At least in the real world.

      • U6 is the official US “all unemployed” number. The one you call a biased commenter is a past US govt statistician who doesn’t want to shade the truth by using the Latest govt “adjustments” in the CPI that water it down.

        Get your facts straight.

  1. What’s the big deal with claiming a little success and providing a little long overdue hope for the future? At least he didn’t rent an Aircraft Carrier and fly some silly banner that reads “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” when in actuality we are no where near accomplished!

  2. What? Are you serious? The White House pushing propaganda? How long has this been going on? I am downright appalled.

  3. It doesn’t take long listening to either Summers or Romer to understand just how duplicitousness of the Administration talking heads. Either that, or they’re dumb as rocks.

    Obama worship on parade.

    • sorry about the grammar… edits in progress with too little patience… the “enter” key being too handy. Guess you got the gist.

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